Open Minds past teams
Open Minds 2011Fifteen teams exhibited their innovations during Open Minds 2011, Friday, March 25 thru Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Jatropha Fuel Briquette Design for Smallholder Farmers in Guatemala
University of Colorado at BoulderDeveloping briquettes made from the locally available Jatropha plant to meet rural families’ cooking fuel needs
Continuously Variable Transmission system
Anna University, Chennai, IndiaImproving fuel efficiency of agricultural engines by incorporating a pulley-type transmission system into the engine.
Gel-Fuel and The Twig Light
Arizona State UniversityA clean-burning gel fuel to replace traditional open fires/stoves in developing countries AND a clean electric light that makes use of existing waste energy.
Purdue UniversityDeveloping a device that makes it easy to distribute, administer, and dispose of medicine around the world.
Medici Medical Technologies
Duke UniversityDeveloping innovative devices to restore control to women suffering from urinary incontinence (UI).
Rice UniversityDeveloping low-cost ventilation system for infants and small children with respiratory distress in developing countries.
Antenatal Screening Kit
Johns Hopkins UniversityDeveloping an easy to use screening kit to deliver low-cost healthcare to pregnant women in developing countries.
Boston UniversityA painless, Bluetooth-enabled CGMS that provides precise readings at a fraction of the cost for people suffering from or at risk for diabetes.
Sustainable Solar Sanitation System
Georgia Institute of TechnologyAddressing the issue of sanitation in developing countries through the development of a dry latrine system that provides sustainable, affordable, and safe treatment of human waste using the sun's energy.
Kibera Working Group's WATSAN Solution
University of DenverWorking toward the goal of improved sanitation facilities in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
Relay Technology Management, Inc.
Tufts UniversityDeveloping the Innovation Engine, a web-based analytics approach to identifying promising drug candidates from academic research institutions and early-stage biotechnology companies.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyWorking in collaboration with The Rickshaw Bank (TRB), an Indian Nonprofit, on a number of incremental rickshaw inprovements to the current model's efficiency and safety.
SAFE AGUA: Ducha Halo Portable Shower
Art Center College of DesignDeveloping an affordable pressurized shower solution for impovrished familes in developing countries that provides a warm shower, reduces the spread of illness and reduces the amount of water used in traditional showers.
WishVast: Building Trust and Social Capital using Cellphones
Pennsylvania State UniversityA cell-phone-based business networking system that harnesses the pervasiveness of cellphones in developing countries to optimize resource utilization and facilitate people-to-people trade, with the ultimate goal of alleviating poverty.
Malo Traders LLC
Temple University and Purdue UniversityCombating extreme poverty and malnutrition by providing state-of-the art and environmentally sustainable storage, efficient processing and fortification technology, and marketing services to farmers and affordable prices to consumers.
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A Sampling of Press Coverage for Open Minds 2011
- Innovation News Daily: Open Minds
- Innovation News Daily: Software predicts drug winners
- Innovation News Daily: Rice revolution targets growing global food shortage
- Innovation News Daily: New reusable dipstick could save lives of pregnant women
- Innovation News Daily: Painless diabetes monitor talks to smartphones
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